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Zero Killed is a documentary about murder fantasies.

From 1996 to 2006, Michal Kosakowski interviewed various people about their murder fantasies and offered them the chance to stage their fantasies as a short film. The only condition was that you had to act in your film, either as a victim or a perpetrator.

49 films were created.

Zero Killed will screen next (in America) at the Horrible Imaginings film festival in San Diego on November 11, and at the Another Hole in the Head film festival in San Francisco on December 9.

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Malody is like an indie version of the hallway scene in Inception.

It will screen as part of Short Cuts Canada: Programme #1 at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Meanwhile, in Short Cuts Canada: Programme #2:

Asian Gangs
In 1994, Langley, B.C. Grade 5 student Lewis Bennett got into a schoolyard fight that resulted in a stern warning from his principal. "Change your ways, or you'll end up in an Asian gang." Seventeen years later, Bennett (still Caucasian) revisits his past in this comedic documentary to determine if he took a wrong turn along the way.


Other TIFF highlights:

Aaaaand what sounds like Drive from the director of Blue Valentine:

Ryan Gosling plays Luke, a motorcycle stunt rider and habitual loner. After reuniting with his sometime girlfriend Romina, Luke discovers that he has fathered a son. Determined to meet his responsibility but unable to support a family, Luke opts to start robbing banks. On his getaway motorcycle, Luke is magnificent: skilled, daring, reckless and macho. But on one heist he draws the pursuit of rookie cop Avery. It proves a fateful confrontation.

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Festival nerd talk: How did Fantastic Fast land the North American premiere of Holy Motors over TIFF and NYFF?

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Donkey Love is a documentary about men in northern Colombia who have sex with donkeys.

Director Daryl Stoneage:

This is 100 percent real. There are not only men who have sex and fall in love with donkeys in the film, but also midgets, polygamists, a father who introduces it to his son for the first time, a guy who has sex with three donkeys at the same time, and a guy who's cheating on his wife with a donkey.

It screens next at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival on July 14.

I'm debating whether to go.

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I saw Trailer Park Boys: The Movie with Tony in Windsor.

I saw Trailer Park Boys 2 with Tony in Vancouver.

Come to think of it, I've seen films with Tony in three Canadian provinces – QC, ON, and BC.

Road trip to Calgary for Trailer Park Boys 3?

Yes, please let Jay Baruchel participate.

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Wrong Cops is a proposed filthy comedy about disturbed cops by Quentin Dupieux (a.k.a. Mr. Oizo, a.k.a. the writer and director of Rubber).

Chapter one (13 minutes) of Wrong Cops, starring Marilyn Manson, will premiere online on Thursday at wrongcops.com.

The producer of Wrong Cops is seeking financing for the remaining six chapters at the Cannes Film Festival.

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iLL Manors is the feature film debut of rapper/soul singer/actor/director Ben "Plan B" Drew.

It interweaves six stories set in East London, each represented by a different song. The soundtrack is Plan B's de facto third album.

"It put me off my food and I couldn't look anybody in the eye for a few days afterwards. I am going to do whatever I can not to lose a pimp's phone, take part in the botched murder of a notorious gangland figure, or sell any babies that I find on trains." [source]

iLL Manors opens in UK cinemas on June 6.

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Every Memorial Day weekend, nearly a thousand Mormon singles flock to Duck Beach, North Carolina to party (without alcohol) and hook up (without sex). This weekend has been referred to as "Mormon Jersey Shore."

Duck Beach to Eternity follows four Mormon singles in their 20s and 30s to Duck Beach.

The Seattle International Film Festival will host its world premiere in June.

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Tai Chi 0 is a Chinese steampunk martial arts flick, the first third of a trilogy. Sammo Hung choreographed its action.


Someone liked The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's trailer…


The Four is a Chinese horror martial arts flick from Gordon Chan (Fist of Legend). It too is the first third of a trilogy.

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Previously on Adam Riff™:
Another documentary about Detroit? By my count, that's six in two years, with a seventh currently in production.


Number eight:

BURN is a 2.35 widescreen documentary on firefighters in Detroit, "a city with vast stretches of forsaken buildings left as kindling, the highest arson rate in the country, and a budget crisis of epic proportions.

Meet the men and women at the most overworked and underequipped firehouse in the country, charged with saving a city many have written off as dead."

Co-director Tom Putnam: "No one has made a firefighting documentary before, let alone sent cameras into burning buildings. We [used] HD helmet cameras."

The Tribeca Film Festival will host its world premiere this weekend.

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Every day after school, a group of 13-year-old kids play "war" in a local forest. It's all fun and games until one afternoon when bullies, pre-teen crushes, and popularity contests come into play.

The "warfare" is presented through the lens of their imagination. Weapons are real. Killing is real.

Director Jason Lapeyre: "It's like Stand By Me meets Full Metal Jacket."

I Declare War will world premiere at ActionFest in Asheville, NC this weekend.

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The Fourth Dimension is a triptych from VICE Films. Three filmmakers – Harmony Korine (USA), Alexsei Fedorchenko (Russia), Jan Kwiecinski (Poland) – were tasked with creating 30-minute shorts under a set of rules:

Someone must sing a song that is completely made up.

There needs to be a character named "Mickey House."

Someone should wear tap shoes.

A stuffed animal needs to make an appearance.

The director must direct one scene from the film with a blindfold on over his or her eyes. We will choose that scene.

We must hear someone tell a great story. The story must be something that has actually happened to the writer/director in real life, something that they have never revealed to anyone else.

A character must say "Don't worry, I'm sure you will survive."

We need to see what the sky looks like where you are filming.

In the American third, Val Kilmer plays a motivational speaker named "Val Kilmer."

The San Francisco International Film Festival will host its world premiere on (heh) April 20, after which it will screen at the Tribeca Film Festival.

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The Final Member
Sigurdur Hjartarson has devoted four decades to curating the Icelandic Phallogical Museum. As its founder, he's collected a penile specimen from every mammalian species except one—a human. Hjartarson guides us on an incredible and comical journey to procure that elusive penis.

At 95, Icelander Páll Arason can think of no better way to enshrine his Casanova lifestyle than contributing his well-worn love gun. His stiff competition comes from Tom, a patriotic American who feels strongly that the stars and stripes should shine with his penis named Elmo. He'd even donate it while alive to ensure it's the first.

Hot Docs (Canadian International Documentary Festival) will host its world premiere in May.


Race Dicks follows Trailer Park Boys stars Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, and Mike Smith as they learn car racing skills to compete in a world famous car race in Newfoundland, and attempt to raise enough money through racing endorsements to launch their own Internet-based network, SwearNet.

Producers are targeting a 2013 theatrical release.

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